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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jul 27, 2011 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Other One- A Study in Contrast

I listened to the 89' version you linked Craven,and while not being to familiar or a big fan of their post 85' output,they did seem to attack this version with some gusto and Jerry seemed to be into it.I can't say that I enjoy when Healy gets involved with his gadgets,and the brevity of versions in the 80's always put me off.Wisconsindead makes the point that post-hiatus versions lack the intensity of their earlier counterparts and that is very, true also the shortening of the song lends to it not developing intensity.For the most part I find the overwhelming majority of post-hiatus versions to be a pathetic,disservice to a once great unique piece of music.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jul 27, 2011 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Other One- A Study in Contrast

What I find really odd is that they shortened the other one. Why did they do that? Did it just happen through evolution or was it conscious? They obviously still liked the song because they played it regularly. Mysterious...

Not only was it this catalyst for really rocking music. From late 71-74 it really opened up to an any type of jam vehicle. Dick's Picks 23 other one is a prime example of it being opened up to many different styles of music being played. At just short of 40 minutes, I would probably take that version if I could only have one.

I highly suggest that 85 version. If you love TOO, you'll love this one.